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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/16/2023 Free NBA Picks, Odds and Predictions

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/16/2023 Free NBA Picks, Odds and Predictions

The Houston Rockets will lift off toward Tinsel Town to clash with the LA Lakers at Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles on Monday evening. The Rockets recently suffered a blowout loss to the Kings by a score of 114-139 for their 9th in a row. Houston also lost 5 straight road battles entering this match. The team is 4-18 on the road and is 18-23-1 against the spread.

The Rockets are last at 10-33 in the Southwest Division and at the bottom of the Western Conference. The team is in a state of despair as they’ve lost 15 of their last 16 games and are now desperately trying to end a brutal 10-game losing slump after being humiliated by the Clippers in a devastating 121-100 loss on the road last night. Eric Gordon, with a glimmer of hope, led the team with 24 points, Kenyon Martin Jr, showing determination, added 22 points, and Alperen Sengun, with a sense of effort, tallied 15 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Houston, as a team, shot 45% from the field and 7 of 31 from the 3-point line; they put up a fight against the Clippers, until the fourth quarter, where they were outscored 30-10 and ultimately got crushed in the end.

  • The Houston Rockets are 0-5 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
  • Houston is 7-14 in their road games against the spread
  • The totals went OVER in 3 of the Rockets’ last 5 games.

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/16/2023 Free NBA Picks, Odds and Predictions

Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Lakers recently fell to the Dallas Mavericks in overtime. The Lakers erased a 10-point halftime deficit, outscoring Dallas in the second half to force the extended play. However, the Mavericks pulled out a 119-115 victory in the OT session. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Los Angeles at home, who had won five straight contests before losing to Denver on Monday, 122-109. The Lakers are 10-9 at home.

The Lakers, in a fiercely competitive battle, shot 55% from the field and 6 of 20 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the 76ers in a grueling match. Despite their valiant effort, they came up just short as Westbrook missed the potential game-winner at the buzzer. The Lakers have not been at their best in their past three games, but they were close against the 76ers last night and I believe they can get back on track with a win against this struggling Rockets squad.

  • The LA Lakers are 9-13 in their road games against the spread
  • The totals have gone OVER in 2 of the Lakers’ last 5 games
  • The totals have gone OVER in 10 of the Lakers’ 19 last games at home.

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers. The Rockets have been in a state of turmoil, as they’ve been struggling through their worst slump of the season. Despite this, they were in the game in their last match against the Clippers, but unfortunately, collapsed in the fourth quarter. The Lakers, too, have not been performing at their best in their past three games, however, they were close in their last game and they can recover their form and emerge victorious against the Rockets in this highly-anticipated showdown, with a predicted final score of 119-105.

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles

Date: Monday, January 16, 2023

TV: NBAt

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5

NBA Totals: 223.5

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